A modern expression of the solidbody electric guitar that started it all, Fender's American Performer Stratocaster delivers the latest in US-made quality and value. The American Performer Stratocaster HSS boasts a massive tonal range. A duo of Fender Yosemite single-coil pickups — with flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output — serve up classic Strat spank and sparkle, while a hot DoubleTap humbucker simmers at the bridge, ready to sizzle your solos. A push-pull tone knob lets you split the bridge pickup, opening up an extended range of single-coil tones. The second tone pot engages Fender's Greasebucket master tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain. Not to be overshadowed by its innovative electronics, the American Performer Stratocaster, naturally, features the outstanding comfort and playability you expect from a Fender Strat.
The American Performer Stratocaster gives you the best of old and new, with premium features throughout. From its classic contoured alder body and fast, comfortable maple neck to its cutting-edge electronics and premium appointments, the Fender American Performer Stratocaster is today's affordable, American-made expression of Leo Fender's legendary electric guitar. Fender's latest vintage-style 6-screw Synchronized Tremolo bridge/tailpiece is ideal for adding expressive vibrato to your chords and solos, while their vintage/modern ClassicGear tuners and synthetic bone nut provide superior tuning stability.
The Fender American Performer Stratocaster is loaded with a duo of Yosemite single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions, complemented by a DoubleTap humbucker at the bridge. From chimey, glassy cleans to searing shred, these pups serve up truckloads of classic and modern tone. This potent sonic elixir is stirred through a 5-way blade pickup selector. You can split the bridge pickup to extend your range of single-coil tones by pulling up on the push-pull neck/middle tone knob. The bridge tone pot engages Fender's Greasebucket master tone circuit, which rolls off highs without reducing gain — an incredibly useful feature that many guitarists at Music Experience swear by.
Fender introduced the Stratocaster in 1954, but it was Jimi Hendrix who, 13 years later, put the sleek, contoured solidbody on the map as the 6-string object of desire for generations of guitarists to come. Dressed up in new eye-catching finishes and pickguards, Fender's American Performer Stratocasters make a compelling entrée into this American classic — which is still going strong after more than a half century. The Fender American Performer Stratocaster: there's never been a better time to get into a genuine, American-made Fender Strat.
Born in Corona, California, the American Performer Stratocaster HSS delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender—with new enhancements, like the Double Tap™ humbucking pickup, that make it even more inspiring to play.
Handcrafted in Corona, California, Yosemite pickups are specifically voiced for each instrument and position to create sonically versatile and musically useful sounds.
Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, the ClassicGear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument.
Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music.
The push-pull pot controls the unique Double Tap™ humbucking pickup, unlocking single-coil tones without any volume loss, making it easy to adjust your sound mid-performance.
Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel.
This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||Yosemite Strat Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Yosemite Strat Single-coil|
Performer DoubleTap Humbucker
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x tone (neck/middle push/pull coil-split), 1 x tone (bridge), 5-way blade switch, Greasebucket circuit|
|Strings||Fender USA, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
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